You know what I mean. Those cement barriers placed in the median or along the shoulder of the road meant to keep us safe. For me, however, they are a little too close. I like to have the freedom to slide over the line without penalty. But with a Jersey wall right there, I feel the need to slow down or move over to middle lane and stay away from the edges.
What is even worse is when I have a Jersey wall on one side and a huge semi on the other. Now I feel very uncomfortable and hemmed in, and I find that I have to slow down or speed up to get out of this unnerving situation.
God’s laws and statutes are a lot like those Jersey walls. They are there for our protection but a lot of us don’t like the feeling they give. That feeling of being hemmed in and not being able to slide across the boundaries without penalty when we aren’t paying attention.
Then when we have God’s laws on one side and the pressing of an uncomfortable situation on the other, the only way to remedy the situation is to slow down or run ahead in order to free ourself.
God wants us to be safe. We should thank him for the boundaries He has set for us and for that uncomfortable feeling we get when we get to close to crossing them.